To kick off the NCCGA Texas Region this Spring, 8 teams met in Houston, TX to compete in our first regional tournament. Eagle Pointe Golf Club & Recreation hosted the 36 hole stroke play event. The windy and wet par 71, 6900 yard course was a tough challenge for 57 of the best club golfers in the region. Tarleton State and UT-Austin both joined us from their first NCCGA Texas Tournaments.
After the first round of play, there was a logjam at the top of the leaderboard. Defending regional champs Baylor University led the way with a team score of 392. Dave Pytel (So) led the Bears and the tournament field with a nice round of 75. Oklahoma St. showed a lot of improvement from last semester, shooting a team score of 400. 5 teams fell within 17 strokes of the lead.
After a tough shotgun early Sunday morning, the Baylor Club Golf Team came out on top. They lengthened their lead over all the other teams, shooting a team score of 785. Texas A&M jumped from 4th to 2nd place under the leadership of veteran Anthony Sryko. He fired the low of the tournament, with a 3 over 74 on day 2. The Texas Longhorns, a new team to the region, played very well and finished 3rd, earning their programs first national qualifying points.
Baylor’s Ben Carrier (Sr) took home the individual medalist in his first ever NCCGA Tournament. The Fort Worth native fired consistent rounds of 76-75 to win by 3 shots over TCU’s Cole Bradford. 6 other players tied for 3rd place with a 36 hole total of 156.
Fast Facts: Baylor wins 3rd straight regional tournament.
UT finished 3rd in first NCCGA Event.
Baylor’s Ben Carrier wins easily in first NCCGA Event.
The only eagle in the tournament was made by Baylor’s Bryan Mattingly.
1. Baylor 785
2. Texas A&M 802
3. Texas 805
4. TCU 807
5. Oklahoma St. 826
6. SMU 843
7. Houston 958
8. Tarleton St. 1018
All Tournament Team
1. Ben Carrier Baylor 151
2. Cole Bradford TCU 154
T3. Dave Pytel Baylor 156
T3. Sam Hall Baylor 156
T3. Ed Kolovson Texas 156
T3. Nick Pierce Texas A & M 156
T3. Anthony Sryko Texas A & M 156
T3. Carson Stepler Texas 156
NCCGA Texas Team Records Broken
Most National Qualifying Points (All-Time) Baylor 20
Best Team Scoring Average (All Time) Baylor +42.4
Most All-Tourney Team Members (All-Time) Texas A & M 11
NCCGA Texas Individual Records Broken
Most All-Tourney Team Anthony Sryko Texas A & M 4